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Compare 1/14 and 2/10

1/14 is smaller than 2/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 10 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 5 = 70,
    1/14 = 1 × 5/14 × 5 = 5/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 7 = 70,
    2/10 = 2 × 7/10 × 7 = 14/70
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 5/70 < 14/70 or 1/14 < 2/10

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